Japanese Cemetery, Broome

Discover Broome’s interesting history, based on the exploits of the men and women who developed the pearling industry in the 1880s, by joining a guided tour of Japanese Cemetery. The riches taken from the sea did not come easily, and this historic cemetery is the resting place of more than 900 Japanese who lost their lives diving for the precious pearls. Many more were lost at sea, and the exact number of deaths is unknown. With its rows of simple headstones, the cemetery is a humble reminder of those intrepid immigrants who lived and died trying to conquer Australia’s seas. Arrange your visit to Japanese Cemetery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Broome using our Broome travel route planner.
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  • Amazing look at the local history. The tombstones show that the community was a significant part of Broome.  more »
  • Our tour bus stopped here for a few minutes and it was helpful to have our guide explain something of Broome’s past before its transformation into a tourist destination. The early pearling industry sh...  more »
  • It probably says more about me but not a lot to see here bar headstones with Japanese writing on them. I'd suggest a tour or some sort of guide before visiting. Very well maintained though.  more »
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  • A landmark of Broome's incredible Pearling History and the people that lost their lives pearl diving in hard hat helmets. Also helps to explain Broome's special multicultural community.
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